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Container facility battle won

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Dawn Walker, Greens candidate for Richmond

I’d like to congratulate residents of The Oasis community in Tweed Heads South who successfully fought a shipping container facility being approved for a site next to their homes.

These residents have had their lives turned upside down by the proposal for a light industrial facility to be built virtually in their backyard. I am so happy for them that this uncertainty and stress is over and they have achieved a great outcome for their community.

Anyone would be distressed to wake up one day and find their homes boxed in by more than 60 shipping containers and all the accompanying truck noise; and I’m really pleased that our progressive Tweed Shire councillors supported these residents.

Residents should be able to expect that development on the Tweed is not at the expense of their homes, health and quality of life.

The Oasis comprises 252 homes as well as the Raffles Assisted Aged Care facility and its premises are eight metres away from the now-rejected 62-container facility located on Greenway Drive, Tweed Heads South.

 


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